Musicians Who Died in 1896

  • Jan 28 Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 4 Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Ambrose Thomas, French opera composer (Mignon), and music professor, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 5 John Rogers Thomas, Welsh-American baritone and composer of popular, classical, and sacred music, dies at 66
  • Apr 12 Alexander Ritter, German composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 30 Antonio Cagnoni, Italian opera composer, dies at 68
  • May 12 Juan Morel Campos, Puerto Rican composer (Danza), dies at 38
  • May 20 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76
  • Jun 7 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (Isabella d'Aspeno), dies at 67
  • Jun 11 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German organist and composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, Russian composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 18 Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 1 Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 16 Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian opera composer, first from outside of Europe have a successful career in Italy, dies at 60
  • Sep 20 Gottfried Conradi, Norwegian composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Gilbert Duprez, French composer, dies at 89

Anton Bruckner

Oct 11 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72

  • Nov 12 Spyridon Xyndas, Greek composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 13 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 22 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, dies at 65